Starting next month in my hospitals we are changing the roles of the RN and UAP. The RN will have 5-6 patients (not uncommon) and will be responsible for all their normal nursing duties of assessing, medicating, and implementing orders but will now be responsible for taking all of their patients vital signs Q4 hours and blood sugars as ordered. The UAP's used to be responsible for the vitals and blood sugars. The UAPs only duties are to provide ADLs, turn patients, and stock the unit. Many of the nurses including myself feel we are already stretched very thin with our normal nursing responsibilities and that taking our own vitals and blood sugars will only stretch us thinner. My question is, are other hospitals adopting this role change and has this worked well or not?